Simon Tyozemda, 27 and Lucky Friday, 24 were arrested with two long knives and substance suspected to be weed.

These items were hidden under the carpet in a car on March 14, 2018.

They were in an Uber operated saloon car, and their plan was to lead the driver to a deserted location on Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos, kill him and take away his car.

Operatives of Rapid Respond Squad (RRS) were on a stop and search around the area and luckily saved another driver from untimely death.

Little did they know that these were the same men responsible for the unsolved case of a Taxify driver who was killed and dumped around Badore area of Ajah, Lagos in February.

This was just about one month after they were released from Kirikiri prison, having been incarcerated for different crimes.

It is their style to order rides via the popular taxi hailing mobile apps solely for robbing the drivers of their usually well-maintained cars.

‘Our First Operation’

The tougher of the two is Simon. He used to be a security guard but later became a stylist in Badore area of Ajah.  He was the brain behind the evil plot.

“I met my colleague, Lucky Friday in Kirikiri Prison. We became friends and when I was released I gave him the number of my brother for him to call me.

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“When he was released, I promised him I was going to assist him to resettle properly. Since then, we have been working and operating together.

“Our first operation was where we killed the driver of the Toyota Corolla. He was a Taxify driver.

“I stabbed the guy in the stomach twice and I dropped him off the vehicle on the road in Badore, Ajah at about 2AM.

“We threw away the knives and bought new ones for the fresh operation we were arrested for”, he narrated coldly to newsmen at the Police Command in Ikeja.

Late Night Taxi Order

How they lure their preys is obviously the easiest part of the ‘job’.

“Before killing him, I placed the order to Taxify cab to pick us up at Langbasa, at past 11PM.

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“Our destination was Abraham Adesanya Estate, but we needed a deserted location to snatch the vehicle from the driver.

One John Thankgod, 25, was also arrested with the suspects.

He was the middleman who introduced the suspected robbers to the buyer of the car, Mohammed Usman, 41, who has also been arrested.

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